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Title: Ion microprobe mass spectrometry using sputtering atomization and resonance ionization: annual progress report

Abstract

Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry (RIMS) utilizing ion beam sputtering atomization has been applied to the measurement of U and Sm. The goal is to produce an ultrasensitive analytical technique for measuring elements of environmental concern in small particles or inclusions. An ion microprobe mass analyzer (IMMA) has been modified to allow production of a sputtered atom plum through which high powered tunable laser radiation is directed. Ions of a given element are produced by a multistep resonance ionization process followed by extraction into a double-focusing mass spectrometer for detection. Data are presented showing mass and optical spectra obtained as well as the sensitivity of the techniques. 22 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5819356
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-9949
ON: DE86011294
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; SAMARIUM 152; IONIZATION; RESONANCE IONIZATION MASS SPECTROSCOPY; URANIUM 238; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; MASS SPECTROMETERS; PARTICULATES; SENSITIVITY; SPUTTERING; TRACE AMOUNTS; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HEAVY NUCLEI; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUCLEI; PARTICLES; RADIOISOTOPES; RARE EARTH ISOTOPES; RARE EARTH NUCLEI; SAMARIUM ISOTOPES; SPECTROMETERS; SPECTROSCOPY; STABLE ISOTOPES; URANIUM ISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 400104* - Spectral Procedures- (-1987); 400702 - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Properties of Radioactive Materials

Citation Formats

Goeringer, D. E., Christie, W. H., McKown, H. S., and Donohue, D. L. Ion microprobe mass spectrometry using sputtering atomization and resonance ionization: annual progress report. United States: N. p., 1986. Web. doi:10.2172/5819356.
Goeringer, D. E., Christie, W. H., McKown, H. S., & Donohue, D. L. Ion microprobe mass spectrometry using sputtering atomization and resonance ionization: annual progress report. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5819356
Goeringer, D. E., Christie, W. H., McKown, H. S., and Donohue, D. L. Thu . "Ion microprobe mass spectrometry using sputtering atomization and resonance ionization: annual progress report". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5819356. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5819356.
@article{osti_5819356,
title = {Ion microprobe mass spectrometry using sputtering atomization and resonance ionization: annual progress report},
author = {Goeringer, D. E. and Christie, W. H. and McKown, H. S. and Donohue, D. L.},
abstractNote = {Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry (RIMS) utilizing ion beam sputtering atomization has been applied to the measurement of U and Sm. The goal is to produce an ultrasensitive analytical technique for measuring elements of environmental concern in small particles or inclusions. An ion microprobe mass analyzer (IMMA) has been modified to allow production of a sputtered atom plum through which high powered tunable laser radiation is directed. Ions of a given element are produced by a multistep resonance ionization process followed by extraction into a double-focusing mass spectrometer for detection. Data are presented showing mass and optical spectra obtained as well as the sensitivity of the techniques. 22 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.},
doi = {10.2172/5819356},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5819356}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {5}
}